Plant images for Landscape Design

April 22, 2015

Our mission is to create the most complete, comprehensive and easy to use plant database for landscape architects and above all Free for everyone worldwide. The plant profiles are designed to make important information be accessible and easy to find. The plants appearance and seasonal features are as detailed as possible to help landscape architects and designers conceive elaborate planting schemes.

The plant database features:

- General information

- Latin name, common name and occasionally names in other languages

- High quality images, highlighting the plants features and general appearance

- Table format for quick view of plant details

- Detailed description of the plant, habitat and growing requirements

- Suggested use in landscape design

- Categories for quick navigation

- A-Z ordering

- Advanced Search

- Plant ID

Landscape Architects can use the main categories to browse plants or use the advanced search to either find a plant for specific requirements or to identify a plant.

To try identify (ID) a plant go to Advanced Search and fill in all the information you have available about the plant you are trying to identify, even just basic features such a bloom color, leaf type could help you find the plant you are trying to identify. If a quick search didn't return the results you were looking for, by simply looking at the plant try to go on filling as much as you can of the form and search again, the more information you enter, the more accurate your results are likely to be. Please keep in mind that this functionality will be more effective as our plant database grows.

You can search or browse plants from ordered from A-Z by their botanical name. Use the categories to quickly find trees, bulbs or perennials etc.

Plants suitable for shady areas or sunny borders are also one click away for your convenience.

Contribute to the Plant Database

We welcome all plant lovers to contribute to the database. This process is pretty straight forward you can submit a profile of your favorite plant through the main Submit menu at the top of the page or from the plants page through the Submit a plant button/shortcut.

Try to fill in as many fields as possible of the submission form and structure the main description to provide the following information: general info about the plant, plant description, habitat, common use, suggested use in landscape design and any other information available, once you're done hit Submit and upload your images.

If you would like to contribute but language or knowledge are an impediment. You can still contribute by submitting high quality plant photography. Go to the main Submit menu > Photography make sure to include all the information available regarding the plant, most importantly name and location, this will speed up the process to publish your photographic work. Typically we expect at least three photos of the plant, representing the general appearance, inflorescence, flower, leaves, bark etc. Watermarked photography is not accepted.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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